- flattening of the back or side of the head
- bulging of the forehead and cheek on one side
- one eye looking larger than the other
- a pushed forward ear on the flattened side
- tilted jaw
Russell McKenna, MD
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Logan, UT 84341
What is plagiocephaly in children?
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcarePlagiocephaly is a condition in which a child's head is not shaped correctly. You may notice these things:
When are accidents most likely to happen with kids?
RealAge answeredThe following factors increase the likelihood of an accident:
- A major life change, such as a death in the family, a chronic illness, or a move
- A change in your child’s usual routine
- Lack of familiarity with surroundings, for example, when visiting friends or relatives, or while on vacation
- Being rushed, stressed, or overtired
- Distractions and inadequate supervision
- Overcrowded conditions
From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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How should I manage my chronically ill child's education?
Make it a priority to work closely with your child’s school. Meet with teachers, the principal, the counselor, the school nurse, even the school secretary to explain your child’s illness and how it might impact his schoolwork. See if your child’s textbooks are available online. It’s really important that your child be involved with school activities as much as possible. Whenever there’s an opportunity for a child with a chronic illness to act independently, support it to help their sense of self-esteem.
Although schools vary in the health assistance they offer, federal law requires public schools to provide chronically ill students with a “free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.” Depending on your child’s condition, those services include educational support, adaptive physical education, transportation, audiology, recreation, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, assistive technology, and other help. If your child has special needs, the school should develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for satisfying any medical requirements.
From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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